(CHRISTIAN POST) A 26-year-old man said to be the son of a deacon at Asia Baptist Church in Lexington, Miss., is dead after being shot by police in the parking lot during Sunday service. He was shot after reportedly discharging his weapon amid a dispute between the members of the congregation and the pastor they had just voted out.

The man, identified by the Holmes County Coroner’s office Cacedrick White, reportedly died Sunday afternoon at a hospital after the parking lot confrontation that occurred around 12:15 p.m.

White arrived at Asia Baptist Church after police had been called to escort the fired pastor from the property after a fight reportedly broke out between the pastor, his family and church members. Local media report that deacons had tried to fire the pastor, not named, but that the minister disputed the decision and refused to leave.


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